Library News


Fondren Library Food and Drink Policy

Fondren Library allows some food and drink into the building. Please refer to the guidelines below:



Overview of Fondren's Services, Places and Equipment

Welcome to Fondren!

Our collection includes books, e-books, audiobooks, leisure books, journals, CDs, DVDs, streaming audio and video, sheet music, maps, digital data, manuscripts, government publications and patents.



Coming Soon - New Reading Room

Apologies for the inconvenience caused by our first floor renovations. We are planning a beautiful new reading room with lots more places to study and relax.


Ph.D. and PostDoc Students

Ph.D. and PostDoc Students: Check Out Our Research Guide

Welcome to Rice! Check out our handy research guide for Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Scholars.


Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend Holiday Hours

Upcoming Labor Day Weekend Hours - Other Holiday Hours   SUN


Jesse Jones

Historic Records of Jesse Jones Archived in Woodson

The historic records of Jesse Jones (1874-1956), one of the nation's most powerful appointed officials during the Great Depression and World War II and one of Houston's pre-eminent developers during the first half of the 20th century, are now archived at Rice University's Fondren Library.



Francis Poulenc Archive Arrives at Fondren

Fondren Library announces the acquisition of the Rose Lambiotte Family Francis Poulenc Archive, consisting of original autograph musical manuscripts, signed and inscribed printed scores, autograph letters and related material.


Relax this Summer

Summer Reading, Audio Books and Video

Looking to unwind this summer?

Check out Fondren's collection of